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1 stars OW! That's a extremelly sad album, or funny, you decide...

Using few words you can describe this album as "a copy of the 'new Dream Theater era'". Let me explain: IMHO Dream Theater stopped developing inovative and interesting ideas since 6DOIT; they've been just repeating theirselfs, repeating a lot of arrangements, ideas, use of scales, and so on, this I call "new Dream Theater era", because that's almost nothing of the old DT there (I'll ask you to name more than 3 songs or parts of songs from KM's DT era that sounds alike, I'm sure you'll fail, but, if you ask me the same, but on JR's era, I'll find more than 10). You can think I'm wrong, that's just my opinion. But hey, anyone can "see" that they're repeating theirselfs, building their songs with a lot of "uhm, this sounds like their other song x" (from the albums with JR). They're not that inovative anymore, each song being THAT song, each arrangement being THAT arrangement and etc.. This is a Dominici album, why am I talking about DT so much? This album is just it, copying this Dream Theater era. That's a lame copy (well, they copy it very well, but since I don't even like the original, this will be no different). The guitar sound is the same, the keyboards sounds are the same (yeah, that bad tasted cheesy sounds from JR, even that arrangements that even JR repeats over and over), the arrangements are the same (that is: a repeatition of a lot of repetitions), well, that's a "well done", shameless copy. It adds nothing, the same harmonic minor scales up and downs guitar/keys "duels". Uninteresting melodies. The same riffs DT have been repeating since their 3 lastest albums. You'll hear this and think "they borrowed this from DT's songs X, Y, Z..." (yeah, X, Y, Z and more, since even DT borrow their own riffs and arrangements nowadays). I really can't understand how can a musician copy another without a shame, and worst, how can a band copy another like this. It's not a matter of style, it's a shameless copy. The tone of the instruments, the playin' style, that's a COPY! Listen to "The Calling" (well, if you listen to 20 seconds of any song here, you'll recognize the DT wanna be) and you'll understand what I'm saying. What is that? There's no feeling, that's copy!

That's sad. But if you like the new DT albums, if you like to hear the same unoriginal things over and over again, you'll probably love this album. For me this is not music, it's not sincere.

If you think this review is tedious, it reflects the album I'm reviewing ;)

But remember, that's my opinion, it doesn't necessary reflects what you'll probably think.

IvanDame | 1/5 |


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